Mississippi Train Rides

The Railroad Nation

Locations
Amory McComb Vaughan Water Valley


We did not find any rail excursions in Mississippi, but the legend of the locomotive engineer Casey Jones's train wreck in 1900 is well documented at the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum.
There are 11 steam locomotives on display around
Mississippi. Texas & New Orleans Railroad (T&NO) 0-6-0 No. 841 is on display at the Terry Depot, in Terry, MS. Be sure to look for the 1923 ALCO built Mississippi Central Railroad 2-8-2 No. 141 on display along SR 28, near Georgetown, MS. One of six surviving St. Louis–San Francisco Railway 4-8-2 "Mountain" type steam locomotives, No. 1529, is on display in Amory at Frisco Park. Mississippi's first railroad was the West Feliciana Railroad and was completed in 1842. Norfolk Southern maintains 210 route miles of the states total 2459 miles of tracks. Amtrak's New York-New Orleans Crescent City makes 4 stops and the Chicago-New Orleans City of New Orleans makes six stops in Mississippi.

 


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Amory

Frisco Park Steam Engine

The Frisco 1529 locomotive is located in Frisco Park and is one of only 6 SLSF “Mountains” surviving. No. 1529 was the last of 30 to be delivered to the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway

McComb

McComb City Railroad Depot Museum

The McComb City Railroad Depot Museum preserves the history of the railroads in southwest Mississippi. Rolling stock includes a Illinois Central Mountain type 4-8-2 steam locomotive #2542, a caboose and a wrecking derrick.

Vaughan

Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum

The Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum houses the bell from the 382 which was salvaged from the wreck site.  The bell suffered extensive damage to one side but otherwise is mostly intact. Additional museum pieces  include prints of many of the photos, "Sherman's neck tie", a collection of Hobo markings, a model of a train village at the turn of the century and various other railroad artifacts.

Water Valley

Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad Museum

The Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad museum displays include railroad items and artifacts from the defunct Casey Jones Railroad, rolling stock, photographs and documents of historical interest. Many of these came from the families of former IC employees and others with an interest in preserving Water Valley's railroad heritage.